Surreal Landscapes / by christina dy

Not a lot of people know how I got into art. 

Short story: 1998, I was heartbroken, and took a drawing class to distract me from sadness. I showed my friend Joel Ruiz my drawing and he said I should be an artist. 

Eighteen years later, Joel gifts me a plane ticket to anywhere I wanted. And short story, I chose Biri, and brought Joel with me. 

The Biri rock formations look so unreal, totally made up, and do they really exist? Awe-inspiring and amazing and just unbelievably beautiful. There was a myriad of textures and shapes and rock configurations. This will definitely inspire a series of drawings.

Thank you Joel.